I Love Roland Foods Week, the Longhouse Revival and a Giveaway!



You’ve already seen some of my recipes that feature Roland Foods. One of my favorite jobs is doing recipe development for them and you guys always get to see those recipes here. Last month Roland Foods sponsored part of my trip to upstate New York to Longhouse Revival, so I decided to show my gratitude by making a few new recipes and sharing some of their great products in some giveaways all week long. (Scroll to the bottom of the post to enter today’s giveaway.)

LOnghouse Barn

The revival took place inside this beautiful red barn that was redone. It was a charming and grounding space that worked perfectly for the Pop-Up Food Magazine that was a combination of video, live talks and interesting facts that started lots of great conversations. The open topic conversations that took place later in the day were fascinating. It was my first exposure to such a large group of people having intellectual discussions about all things food.


All the sponsors were represented with homey hand painted signs that made the brands accessible and even worth putting on your wall at home. Plus Roland® Products were on shelves and tucked in both the buildings.

The barn also housed a full kitchen that any of us would love to have for our own. Not to mention fun chefs who made delightful food and were entertaining on top of that.


There are outside gardens and sitting areas and the back barn addition was used to create a perfect dining space for dinner one night and the food flea market the next. There’s an amazing outdoor oven that produced some amazing breads and pizza.


The space we ate breakfast and lunch was like stepping into a magical space that only exists in the pages of perfectly styled magazines. We were sad to leave it on Sunday because it was so idyllic that it made it hard to think of coming back to the real world again.


Even a spider decided to enjoy the beautiful flowers with us. Of course, it felt a little like an invasion at first since I saw it after I’d been there for awhile. But we all got along just fine.


Below are two of my favorite gals from The Lisa Ekus Group, Sally Ekus and Corinne Fay. They were showing off some of Roland Foods’ goodies at their table at the food flea.

Sally Ekus and Corinne Fay from The Lisa Ekus Group

And here are just a few of the Roland Foods goodies that they were featuring:


One of the wonderful dishes served at the big dinner was made by Najmieh Batmanglij, hailed as “the guru of Persian cuisine” by The Washington Post. It was a beautiful vegan dish from her cookbook, Food of Life, that was made that night with Roland® Olive Oil in place of the ghee she calls for in her original recipe. The name of the dish is Iranian Jeweled Rice and you can get the recipe here at The Kitchn.


Enter below to win some of my favorite steel cut oats from Roland Foods. The theme of the Revival was the Spice Trail and I challenge you to add in some new spices to create a new oatmeal that will make your fall even more special.

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  1. sue Hegle says:

    It all looks like so much fun!!!

  2. sue Hegle says:

    I have not tried any of Rolands stuff yet, but am looking forward to finding some of that curry!

  3. I like it cooked the old fashioned way, on a gas stovetop. Love oats

  4. I have not tried any of their products so winning this would be great. I’ll have to try adding some different spices to my cooked oats too.

  5. Love me some savory steel cut oats for breakfast!

  6. stephanie smith says:

    I look forward to trying the products & signing up for this blog!

  7. I love making overnight pumpkin pie oats! Throw everything together the evening before and pop it in the microwave the next am! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  8. I’ve never tried Roland foods but would love to!

  9. Is the contest open to places other than the US?

  10. I love oats! I love to make them in the crock pot the night before and enjoy them hot and ready in the am!

  11. Beautiful setting, Kathy.

  12. Oatmeal: it’s my breakfast 6x a week so I guess that’s my favorite way to eat/prepare it…though I wouldn’t say no to an oatmeal cookie!

  13. I love to cook steel cut oats in my crock pot. That way they get nice and done. Towards the end I add a bit of maple syrup. Yum! I have tried the Roland Tahini…

  14. I think I’ve tried Roland mustard before, and I love oats in everything… baked oatmeal, plain oatmeal, oatmeal in place of flour, etc. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Would love to try Roland Foods steel cut oats. I’m thinking pumpkin spice oatmeal for fall.

  16. Amanda J. says:

    The name and logo look familiar, but I don’t think I’ve ever tried a Roland product!

  17. Amanda J. says:

    My boyfriend is the oatmeal eater, not me, so I would give the steel cut oats to him. He likes apple & cinnamon in his.

  18. Love oatmeal mixed with fruit in the slow cooker, and not just for breakfast either.

  19. Still looking for a source of Roland products….

  20. I don’t believe I have ever used Roland products.

  21. I like my steel cut oatmeal with walnuts, Craisins, and brown sugar. Yum!

  22. I like to stir peanut butter or almond butter into my oats.

  23. I actually haven’t tried any of the Roland products, they don’t look familiar to me.

  24. I cook my oats on the stovetop every morning and usually add bananas, walnuts, dried cranberries and honey!

  25. I have yet to try their products but the quinoa sounds good along with the oats!.

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